TV Exposure for the RTLcooperative
An opportunity arose to support and sponsor new snooker pro James Cahill, who will be playing in the World Championships in York over the coming days. The tournament is televised by TV companies from around the world but here at home the dear old BBC will be broadcasting the tournament. Hopefully, you will be able to cheer on James Cahill and wish him luck from all of our members.
James will be sporting one of our badges on his vest as he graciously accepted sponsorship from us to help increase awareness of the RTLcooperative and promote the business ethos of business solidarity through cooperation.
Undoubtedly the highlight of the 2014/15 season for Cahill was a run to the last 16 of the UK Championship. After knocking out Mark King and Andrew Higginson, he scored a stunning 6-5 victory over Ding Junhui.
Cahill was hauled back from 5-1 to 5-5 by Ding, but made an excellent break of 56 in the deciding frame which proved a match-winner. He said: “In the last frame I expected him to win in one visit, but after he missed I played a solid frame. My family went through the emotions as much as I did.”
He then lost 6-2 to Mark Davis in the next round.
Cahill also beat John Higgins 4-2 in a televised match at the 2014 Paul Hunter Classic, reaching the last 32.
Cahill earned a place on snooker’s main tour for the first time by winning the 2013 European Under-21 Championship. He beat Ashley Carty 6-0 in the final in Serbia.
He comes from a snooker background as his mum Maria was a leading ladies player, and her sister Mandy was married to seven-time World Champion Stephen Hendry.